By: Huang Chiao-wen and Frances Huang
Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) The implementation of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and South Korea has imposed an adverse impact on Taiwan’s exports to the U.S. market, a research report released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) showed Tuesday.
The FTA between the U.S. and South Korea became effective on March 15, 2012.
According to the report, which was conducted by the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER, 中經院) on behalf of the MOEA, Taiwan’s exports during the March 2014-February 2015 period fell 1.13 percent from the period of March 2011-Februry 2012.
However, South Korea’s exports to the U.S. market gained 23.44 percent during the three year period, the report showed. [FULL STORY]